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of "escape from north korea: the untold story of asia's underground railroad" a senior fellow, melanie kirkpatrick. im ken weinstein, president and ceo of hudson institute and i'd also like to welcome our audience watching at home on booktv and also want to especially thank our friends at c-span for covering today's event. there's a couple of guys present day the website to acknowledge. the council general of south korea and new york, ambassador sergio sans who is here. i would also -- [applause] and i'd also like to acknowledge a president of the japanese deputy consul general in new york committee pd consul general colin mara. [applause] in addition of a two note the presence of several hudson institute trustees. our vice chair comes very start and are traced the come and check david, who is a special interest in this book as he was the first person to read it i needs me to the author. we are grateful for jack service on our board and also involvement in this book. lastly, what do you think distinguished panelists, alice rearden, cryptanalysis president is george w. bush special envo
. >> reporter: melanie's generous heart is legendary. >> that's what i base my whole life on is giving to people. i feel like if you can give to other people, why wouldn't you. >> reporter: it's that outlook that has drawn so many families to the preschool she founded eight years ago. but after sandy destroyed her home for the second time in a year, the woman who has always given so much was suddenly the one in need. >> there was three times as much water than last year with irene. >> reporter: she and her family had only moved back in six weeks ago after repairing the damage from irene. now it's not clear when, if ever, they'll be able to live here again. is it hard to come back? >> it's absolutely hard. to see all the work that we've put into something and to know you don't have somewhere to live again, to know that every single thing you picked out, the carpet, the paint, and put it all back together, to know it's just gone. good morning. how are you doing? >> good morning. >> erica higgins' son, owen, is in his second year at great beginnings. >> hang it up. >> the family quickly grew close
on the sunday morning talk shows. >> both are confidently projecting wins. melanie alnwick has the roundup. >> reporter: after 18 months and more than a billion dollars spent on campaign ads, it all comes down to the battleground states. ohio, virginia, colorado, wisconsin, among those in play, depending on which poll you believe. >> the polls are like nailing jello to a tree. >> reporter: the newest to enter the map, pennsylvania. the president's supporters say the romney push there is a hail mary pass. >> they understand the traditional or the battleground states which we've been focusing aren't working out for them. we're even or ahead in all of them. they're looking for somewhere to try and dislodge some electoral votes to win this election. and i can tell you, that's not going to happen. >> reporter: governor romney's political director says independents will put republicans over the edge in a big way. >> i am saying that pennsylvania and michigan and minnesota are not past the 270 mr. axelrod would like to report. >> predicting over 300 electoral votes? >> it is going to be a big win
veterans. thank you for all that you do. melanie? >> thanks, gwen. >>> well, fallout continues in the wake of the resignation of cia director david petraeus. the general stepped down because of an affair with a woman who wrote his biography. this comes just days before petraeus was set to testify before a congressional panel investigating the u.s. consulate attacks in benghazi, libya. some lawmakers are questioning the timing. fox's molly henneberg has the latest. >> reporter: now at he's stepped down as cia director, general david petraeus will not testify this upcoming week at house and senate intelligence committee hearings, investigating the benghazi, libya consulate attack. but some on capitol hill are making it clear, they do want to hear from him in the future. >> i hope we don't have to subpoena a four-star general and former cia director. i hope he would come voluntarily. but if he won't, he will be subpoenaed. >> reporter: petraeus, who had been in charge of the cia since september 2011 has previously told lawmakers the attack was in response to a protest over an antimuslim video
of the environment and melanie is here today and doing a great job with our mos connie center and i know we have a lot of panels up there already but doesn't fill all the roof tops and there is new technology coming out all the time. we have been challenged in the solar technology arena because traditional technology has heavy weight technology that always challenged the integrity of roof tops, and moscone is the one we found and let that be for one of these companies and light ultralight technology and use, cheaper way of getting solar out there and we're going to allow them to demonstrate their product on top of our mos connie roof and that is an example we're doing in utilizing all of the agency's cooperations and make sure the start ups can use real testing sites in the city. that is thanks to the hardand kelly and the manager at puc and barbara hale and the second thing we're going to do is take a page out of what we're doing with clean tech and biotech life sciences. you see what mission bay is doing. they have for the last ten years building up a ecosystem of pharmaceutical companies a
fire in northeast. they were called to moore street near union market late last night. melanie alnwick is live with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. this is still a scene here although a lot of the additional equipment has been rolled up. but firefighters are going to be here on the scene they say at least until day break. so here is what we know happened. we also have some pictures from last night to show you as well. firefighters got a call around 10:30 last night about a fire here in one of these warehouses on moore street. this is a very busy packed area with warehouses that are full of goods and also foods and lots of businesses that are very close together. so when firefighters arrived, there was flame and smoke on the first floor. about 50 of them were inside when the situation got too dangerous and they had to call for an evacuation. the fire chief telling me that it was very hairy situation for about 10, 15 minutes there while they had to pull firefighters out. any time they have to pull firefighters out of an active scene like that, he said means it is very high risk. p
for celebration for many. melanie is live with a recap of the president's victory. >> good morning. it may have come down to a gut feeling in the voting booth. most voters really felt that president obama was more in touch with people like themselves and that's where the tossup states the president was able to hang on to most of them. that includes virginia. it was a nail biter of the night but 51% of voters chose obama over 48% for romney. results there came in later than expected because some people were still in line to vote. the win for president obama in maryland as well which was expected. 61% observe to 37% romney. and no surprise president obama won the district as well by a landslide. 91% to obama, 7% romney. the democratic presidential candidate has claimed victory in dc. certainly the votes were closer across the country and president obama does go back to the white house. he talked about the road ahead last night. >> in the coming weeks and months, i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together. reducin
guilty to bank fraud charges in june. melanie alnwick is live in northwest d.c. with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. you know, kwame brown actually has two sentencing hearings hearings today. the first in federal court on those bank fraud charged and then the second later this afternoon in d.c. superior court on campaign finance violation charges. now, as you mentioned, brown pleaded guilty in june. after a year-long investigation, the federal charges relate to providing false information on bank loan applications. one of the loan was for a 39- foot boat. brown also forged the signature of a friend on an application and doctored two forms to overstate his income by tens of thousands of dollars. the other charges go back to an audit by d.c.'s office of campaign finance. it found that brown's 2008 election campaign failed to report more than $400,000 in contributions an expenditures and that $239,000 wound up in the hands of a consulting company controlled by brown's brother. kwame brown's original plea agreement where he admit guilt to those charges called for a six-month
to vote. sara is back to tell us how. >> melanie is keeping an eye on virginia. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. what a highly contested state not just for the presidential races but for the senate race. coming up, we're going to tell you guys what we found from one voter about why she is so emotional about casting her vote today. >> thank you very much. as we head to the break, here's some information on screen for you. you have a lot of time to make your vote count. polls are open until 8:00 tonight in dc and in maryland. and polls open until 7:00 p.m. in virginia. as long as you are line at 7:00 p.m., you will get to vote. 9:14. we'll be right back . .  [ mitt romney ] we have to work on a collaborative basis. look, the reason i'm in this race is there are people that are really hurting today ithis country. and we face this deficit -- could crush the future generations. and republicans and democrats both love america but we need to have leadership -- leadership in washington that will actually bring people together and get the job done and could n
have a crew that is there. melanie alnwick is live right there right now. what's going on? >> reporter: good morning. it looks leak firefighters are starting to wrap up some of the equipment. we are here on morse street just off of florida avenue. this is a busy warehouse district overnight. these are warehouses that get in a lot of imports and exports, not only goods and products but also a lot of the food here that gets supplied to restaurants around the area. we don't know exactly which warehouse this particular fire was in. we do know it was in the 400 block here. when firefighters got here around 11:00, we believe is when the first notification went out. we do have video of that from last night as well. but definitely there was smoke and heavy flames. at one point, they had to pull all of the teams out of the warehouse they were working in because it was getting too dangerous. they then decided to fight the fire from the outside rather than the inside. for a while, there were portions of florida avenue shut down as well. florida avenue was shut down when we first got here but now
national anthem. please give another applause to the millennium -- melanie and her daughter. i am so excited about all of you and seen so many of you from all over our state. come to city hall anin san francisco, welcome. i would like to welcome the former secretary of transportation. [applause] thank you for being here. thank you, john, thank you. our board of supervisors comment david chiu, thank you very much. david campos, thank you for being here. he is our adopted asian brother. we have so many of our state representatives here. so many of you are here. i have spent all night announcing your names, but they did not give me the full list. i will say thank you on behalf of our city. from sacramento, los angeles, from all the communities in between, thank you for coming to our fantastic city to celebrate our asian-pacific heritage month. it is my pleasure to also provide you with a warm welcome and thank you for somebody who worked on this idea to bring everybody here to san francisco, my very good friend. thank you. where are you? when we first talked about this, we said there ha
security was ever compromised. fox 5's melanie alnwick has more. >> reporter: david petraeus was due to testify this week. now, some members of congress are questioning the timing of the cia director's resignation. the affair between david petraeus and paula broadwell, the woman who wrote his biography, was uncovered during and fbi investigation into harassing e-mails. a family friend contacted the fbi about those anonymous threatening e-mails which the fbi then traced to broadwell. lawmaker believe the investigation went on for several months and they are asking why they weren't informed earlier. according to the "washington post," petraeus had visited benghazi to find out what happened in the attack. now, with his sudden resignation, his deputy director will testify instead. >> we have a national security failure along in the making. i do want see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi before, during and after the attack if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> broadwell is married and has two sons. she first met the general in 2006 and traveled to afghanistan i
: puede superponerse. quiero presentarles a melanie, nuestra modelo. lleva dos sostenes. >> estás fantástica! >> ¿verdad que sí? >> está preciosa! >> sí. >> me encanta este color! >> sí. >> estos sostenes son lo suficientemente finos para poder superponerlos y poder combinarlos con otras prendas de tu ropero. así que desde el punto de vista de moda son fantásticos. también son muy útiles cuando se lleva un vestido con demasiado escote, porque no hace falta cerrarlo con alfileres, solo necesitas ponerte tu comfortisse bra. >> yo me pongo comfortisse bra para hacer cualquier cosa: cuando hago ejercicio en el gimnasio, cuando patino, cuando tengo que asistir a reuniones de trabajo o cuando salgo con mis amigas. es un sostén tan versátil que puedes llevarlo con cualquier cosa y es tan cómodo que ni te las cuenta de que lo llevas. >> ¿sabes? cuando le hablo a alguien de este sostén me dice que parece un sostén deportivo. en mi opinión lo subestiman, ¿no te parece? >> ya lo creo. los sosténes deportivos son geniales para hacer ejercicio, pero tienden a apretar. comfortisse
the building because of the dangerous conditions. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live at the scene with the latest. >> reporter: they do have it out but we can still see some steam coming off the rooftop this morning. this goes though show you how hot and howen tense the fire was when it got going last night. firefighters say they got the call around 10:30 yesterday evening. -- this goes to show you how hot and how intense the fire was when it got going last night. because it's warehouse. the fire chief told me that the conditions inside the warehouse make it sometimes very risky because there are so many materials, so many boxes, lots of air pockets. and deputy fire chief john donnelly explained to me about what happened when there were 50 firefighters inside. >> they attempted to put the fire out from the inside. the conditions became very dangerous. we went to an exterior attack. at about 3:30 this morning, we were able to declare the fire under control. >> reporter: he did say for about 15 minutes there, things were a little tense. any time you have to call for an evacuation to pull firefighte
that happened at a wal-mart. >> police say one man was shot and taken to the hospital. melanie is there now. we will go to melanie right now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're having a couple audio issues right here. this is the kind of people people who work overnight absoluty fear the most. the terrifying situation playing out at 4:17 this morning. that's when police got the call about a man shot in the 24 hour wal-mart parking lot near the home and living section. police say the suspect wore a mask and sounds like he knew what he was doing. >> treating this with a commercial armed robbery. entered the business. demanded money. ultimately retrieved an undisclosed amount of money. unclear why. but appears there was an incident with this individual being the store employee where the suspect shot the store employee in the upper body. >> that wal-mart employee is not clear. we had heard some reports that employee could have been the store manager but police have not been able to confirm tt nor any representatives from wal-mart. that person is expected to survive those injuries even t
margin in both the popular and electoral votes. here is fox 5's melanie alnwick live in the newsroom this morning with the story. good morning to you. >> mitt romney's campaign knew they really had to thread the needle if they were going to win. florida, virginia, ohio, all crucial but in the end, most of the toss-up states went in the president's favor. exit polls showed six in 10 voter said the economy was the key issue for them and a majority felt president obama was more in touch with people like them. as results from ohio and very started to come in, jubilant supporters of the president rushed to the white house to celebrate the owe legislation. just a few hours later, the president addressed the nation. >> it doesn't matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like or where you live, it doesn't matter where you are black or white or hispanic or asian or native american or young or old or rich or poor, able, disabled, gay or straight, you can make it here in america. >> obama spoke in his hometown of chicago. he pledged to work with leaders of both parties to help
of the race. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live in fairfax county with how things are looking at the polls. >> we saw a couple of people strolling in. is it picking up? >> it actually is. at 6:00 in the morning on the dot, someone came out of doors and shouted the polls are open. it is kind of that official call that today is the day here in virginia. they do not have early voting so anyone who did not cast an absentee ballot will have to come to the polls today and we're told that already heren side langley high school, there are lines and pretty soon that line will start coming out the door. maybe that will give us an indication of turnout. we'll see. it is early this morning. a lot of people want to get here and vote and not have to wait in long lines and out in the cold before they have to go to work. very important state t will be watched across the country. thirteen electoral votes up for grabs. virginia is one. first battleground polls to open and one. first to close. result could be an early indicator of how the night will go for the candidates. they've both poured significant time and mo
will be on the virginia's ballot. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live in fairfax county way preview right now. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. yes, 13 electoral votes up for grabs here in virginia. if you needed any evidence as to how important this is to the candidates, just think about how many time we've seen the campaigns crisscrossing virginia over the last weekend. from saturday until monday, at least six visits altogether. it goes to show you how tightly contested this race is and the state board of elections working diligently to try to get everybody ready. as you know, virginia does not have early voting like many of the other states. so, while in other states, people have been able to kind of get ahead of game here and there, in virginia, everyone who did not already vote an tent isn'tee will be coming here to the polling place -- vote absentee will be coming here to the poll is place. the most recent average of polls showing kaine ahead with just a 1.8 point lead. one ballot question deals with question two. it is whether they can extend the veto session for the legislature, kind
news sunday. i'm melanie alnwick. coming up, president obama kicks off his three-day visit to southeast asia. plus, tense moments in dubai. wait until you see the video of a high rise fire. first, let's get a check of how things look outside. a live look now from -- what was going to be veterans plaza in silver spring. don't know if that's a cloudy day or cloudy lens. good morning, gwen. >> the clouds are rolling in, and we are going to see them increase into the course of the day. so still going to have sunshine. not going to be all cloudy. beginning with our satellite radar composite, high clouds. sunny breaks in the morning to mid-part of the day before the clouds start to take over a little bit. here is a look at the numbers from yesterday. right on the mark, close to where we should be pretty much. few degrees above. 55 at reagan national airport. 58 dulles. 53 at bwi thurgood marshall. chilly start to the morning. 46 annapolis. 39 baltimore. 42 d.c. dulles at 34. 32 at frederick. cumberland only 27 degrees. today we'll be warming up to about 54, becoming mostly cloudy into the cou
of battleground states today. fox 5's melanie alnwick is here with more on the final full day of campaigning. >> reporter: good morning. the campaign planes are crisscrossing each other through the critical states. today, president obama is in wisconsin, ohio and iowa. mitt romney starts out in central florida and then he travels here to fairfax, virginia and then to ohio before bringing this long campaign to rest in new hampshire. that is where president obama began campaigning sunday. he ended in aurora, colorado cheered by a crowd of 20,000 people late last night. he also made stops in florida and ohio telling supporters he will continue to build on the last four years. mitt romney wrapped up his day in newport news, virginia in front of a large crowd at smithfield foods. he warned supporters of a difficult future if president obama wince a second term. talks of bipartisanship at rallies arer in the day. >> as long as i'm commander in chief, we will pursue our enmuse with the strongest military the world has ever known. but it is time to use the savings from ending two cars to pay down ou
will be sentenced for this afternoon. melanie is live outside the u.s. district court now with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we all know brown was a rising political star. in 2004 he became the first person living east to win a city council seat. he rose in power taking the council chairman step in 2010 at the age of 40. federal prosecutors say after today, he will have no political office and be unemployed. he pleaded guilty in june. false information on bank loan applications. one of the loans was for 39 foot boat. also forged the signature of a friend to overstate his income by tens of thousands of dollars. the other charges go back to an audit. 2008 re-election campaign kwauled to report more than $400,000 in expenditures and $239,000 wound up in the hands of a consulting company. on those federal charges brown's original plea called for 6 month sentence. prosecutors believe a 6 day jail sentence plus three years of supervised probation would be appropriate. brown's attorney is asking for no jail time and for two years of supervised probation. that's on the federal c
like melanie griffith and jamie lee curters. >> my friend melanie griffith and i have everybody inner been there. i said the other day, come on. we found how to walk up to it and the two of us two girls born and raised here hiked all the way up to the hollywood sign. >> the new quarter of a million hollywood soon unveiled with all the hoopla of a hollywood opening. >> reporter: the last time a star-studded gail la celebrated the event. actress sally field grew up here and like so many in the entertainment industry has a deep picks of the sign. >> i've been in this business a very long time and seen the hollywood sign up there really represent something very important to what this country really is. but also you have to be able to honor and respect what's come before, and that sign to me represents that. >> reporter: grounded in tradition, yet soaring high above the city that just wouldn't be the same without it. cbs "this morning," john blackstone, hollywood. >> a nice job. >> indeed. sort of like new york's statue of liberty. >> yes. a re-do. >>> up nex
more. i need to go to melanie in colorado. melanie? >> caller: oh, good evening, jim. i'm in the high rocky mountains of colorado. >> okay. >> caller: and my stock is phillips 66. >> oh, man, that is the peyton manning of stocks and that means it's positive. >> buy, buy, buy. >> i like phillips 66. i would buy it right here. and that, ladies and gentlemen is the conclusion of the "lightning round." >> the "lightning round" is sponsored by td ameritrade. >>> coming up, breaking the banks? they are a leading force in the market's clines and declines. tonight, cramer is diving into the financial sector with one of the industry's founding fathers. looking to break into the banks? don't miss this exclusive. all coming up on "mad money." and his new boss told him two things -- cook what you love, and save your money. joe doesn't know it yet, but he'll work his way up from busser to waiter to chef before opening a restaurant specializing in fish and game from the great northwest. he'll start investing early, he'll find some good people to help guide him, and he'll set money aside from his fi
to today's matchup and a qb comparison. good morning, and welcome to fox 5 news sunday. i'm melanie alnwick. all eyes looking forward to the collection. we have the latest poll numbers and a weather forecast for sunday. let's take a live look outside now. looks like the washington national cathedral. actually seeing sunshine this morning. that is good news for a lot of people, certainly after a blustery saturday. gwen talbart is tracking things in the weather center. good morning. >> good morning. we're starting off nicely this morning. you're right. we're going to see a mixture of sun and clouds. and it will be cool. that has been pretty much the story of the week. let's take a look at what is going on. here's your fox 5 accu weather seattle radar composite, skies with a few clouds. ridge of high pressure building in will be in control. we'll see a good amount of sunshine today. so it's not all bad. here's a look at the highs yesterday. some 13 to 14 degrees cooler than the seasonal average. 50 at reagan international airport. 48 at dulles. cool days in chilly nights. it's currently 42 in
'm going to walk through. i am joined by melanie, director of department of environment. there are other representatives from the mta department of environment city administrator's office, car sharing organization. we're certainly working along with all of them, working side by side with the department of environment in particular in making sure that the policy is advancing both our transportation and environmental goals, which i believe car sharing is a good example of that. so, if we could go to the presentation, i'm just going to try to walk through briefly some basics to help stimulate the conversation and answer some of the questions that you raised in your opening statement, supervisor cohen. so, car sharing does have a definition currently in the transportation code. this is it. i won't spend time on this, but just want to frame at least from the transportation code, current perspective of what the definition of car sharing is. and this largely is in line with the more traditional car sharing models and this is how the code currently defines it. so, i think you've already started
applause to the millennium -- melanie and her daughter. i am so excited about all of you and seen so many of you from all over our state.
. bank fraud and campaign finance charges. separate sentences for both. melanie is live this morning with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. all of this is going to play out in two separate court houses because he's facing charges in two different jurisdictions. one, the bank fraud charges is a federal case and the other is a campaign finance charge. suggesting in the bank fraud case a 6 day jail term. but could be much longer in the campaign violation case, that second case. brown was a rising political star. instead he had a high profile fall after pleading guilty in june to the bank fraud charges. in addition to falsifying information on bank loan applications, he also forged signatures. the second case is related to audit that was done by the dc office of campaign financing. that audit found 2008 re-election campaign failed to report more than $400,000 in expenditures and $239,000 wound up in the hands of a consulting company. prosecutors did say brown deserves some credit for taking the blame. putting it on himself choosing to resign. they also said that he did no
topics during president obama's first news conference since being re- elected. melanie alnwick is live with more. -- and the benghazi attack. >> reporter: we have the controversy over susan rice and now over excia director david petraeus. it was a business bit of a problem. a lot of senators thought he would not be the one to testify ands you reported, he will be testifying but not about the fair that brought him down. president obama yesterday taking on those controversies in a wide-ranging press conference. republicans had been furious about what they see as a changing time line in the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya that killed ambassador chris steve understand and three other americans who were trying to defend the post. they say susan rice gave inaccurate information during her appearances on five sunday talk shows the week after the attack blaming the attack on a video. rice is defended by the president yesterday. >> she has done exemplary work. she has represented the united states and our interests in the united nations with skill and professiona
. melanie alnwick is live in falls church with the latest on the search for us. >> reporter: good morning. this is one of last places that you would expect that someone would be assaulted and it appears the staff is actually familiar with the suspect. as you said, it was just before 9:00 tuesday evening. the staff was getting ready to close thomas jefferson library for the night. they heard a girl scream. it was a 17-year-old student in the woman's bathroom. she said she had been touched and pushed by a man who followed her in there. she said she noticed the guy staring at her. when she got up to leave, she noticed the man follow her. >> this person followed her into the bathroom. he then grabbed her and assaulted her. she did fight back and she screamed and then he fled. >> usually, it is really safe here so it was surprising to see that happen. there are some types of people that you do have to watch out for. >> reporter: library staff told fairfax county police they had seep the man in the library several time before but never had any trouble from him. because they are familiar with hi
is called to a tomorrow in district heights. >> melanie is live at the scene with the very latest. what's happening? >> reporter: good morning. there's still more than a dozen fbi agents and support staff here. you can see over there the house we're focusing on is 6709 kipling parkway. and there's agents up around the corner too. looks like they may be beginning to wrap up the investigation. i saw them bringing bags of items out the front door of the house. this unfolded around 6:30 this morning. neighbors told me they heard two loud bangs. we're not clear if that was the sound of gunshots or the door of the house being kicked in. we are told fbi agents were serving some sort of a warrant. one person inside the home was shot. we believe that person may be the female. they do say they do not have an update on that person's condition. they also say that no fbi agents were injured in this incident as well. so that is the latest we can tell you. we don't know what kind of a warrant that was being served. another thing we saw, we went around the other side of the neighborhood towards the bac
to the affair. now congress wants answers. melanie is here with the latest on this resignation. >> heart breaking and tragic are some of the words congress people are using to describe this. although, it is involving respected military leaders and they say they were blindsided. questions about the timing of the investigation and resignation. he was scheduled to testify thursday about his fact-finding mission into the attack. the sudden resignation means his deputy will testify instead. the fbi had been investigating threatening e-mails sent to another woman said to be a family friend. investigators determined he did not have anything to do with the e-mails still members of congress said they should have been confidentially briefed. and may still call the general to testify. many wish it didn't have to come to this. we know that paula also is married, has two children. really just a tragedy all around. >> it is. >> there's a lot of talk about whether he should have actually resigned or not considering what's about to happen with the testimony and everything. >> one of the things is first
brown will learn his fate today. he pled guilty to bank fraud charges back in june. melanie alnwick is live with the latest on thto give us an update. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. kwame brown's original plea agreement where he admitted guilt to all of those charges called for a six-month jail term. prosecutors have oftenned somewhat and sid they are asking that he spend -- have softened somewhat and said they are asking that he send just six days in jail. he pled guilty in june to putting some false information on bank loan applications. one of the loans was for a 39 high pressure foot, 330- horsepower boat. brown also forged the signature of a friend on an application and doctored two forms to save his income by tens of thousands of dollars. an audit found that brown's 2008 election campaign failed to report more than $400,000 in contributions and expenditures and that $239,000 wound up in the hands of a consulting company controlled by brown's brother. prosecutors said brown deserved credit since he did resign his position on
and richmond, virginia. the first polls to open in our area will be in virginia. melanie alnwick has a preview of what to expect. >> reporter: voters can expect some very long lines today and state board of elections has been working diligently to make sure everyone is ready and prepared for what they will need today. virginia does not have early voting. some people were able to vote early but not so much here in virginia. so everyone who has not voted absentee will be heading to polling places today and they are saying to expect some long lines. new this year also is a change in the voter i. d. law. virginia has for many years required people to bring i. d. to the polls with them. but this year, if they do not have a valid i. d. with them, they will have to cast what is called a provisional ballot and they have to go back to the board of elections with the ballot i. d. by friday in order for their vote to count. in years past, if they didn't have a valid i. d., all they had to do was sign a form that said yeah, i verify that i am who i say i am. that is a bit of a change there. virginia did s
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